Sunday, December 14, 2014

Arrest Made in Shooting Death of Auburn Football Player

The Auburn University football team is still mourning the early Saturday morning shooting death of redshirt freshman tight end Jakell Mitchell.

But they can take solace in the fact police have made an arrest in the wake of Mitchell's death.

Auburn police arrested 22-year old Markele Hart of Camp Hill, Alabama Sunday afternoon just 25 minutes away from Campus in Dadeville.

After spending the morning hours gathering evidence at The Tiger Lodge Apartments, it didn't take long for detectives to track Hart, the only person arrested in the shooting incident. Hart is being held in the Lee County jail under a $150,000 bond.

We wrote about the death of Mitchell earlier on Sunday, but to summarize: The 19-year old Freshman  Tight End prospect was sitting out the 2014 season. He was a highly recruited local kid who played high school football in nearby Opelika.

The shooting incident happened around 12:25 a.m Sunday morning at the Tiger Lodge, location of a shooting in the summer of 2012 that claimed the life of 2 former Auburn players.

WSFA-TV in Montgomery, Alabama has more:

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